First Glimpse of …. No Place for a Woman, Theatre503

Now playing at Theatre503, images have been released for Kate Budgen’s production of Cordelia O’Neill’s play. 

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Emma Paetz (c) Jack Sain. 

The wife of a commandant is throwing a party. She asks her husband for champagne. Instead he brings home a ballet dancer from the camp. An extraordinary story that explores the strength of marital love, the redemptive power of dance, and the survival of two women who live as neighbours – but are worlds apart.

Cordelia O’Neill’s play is a story of two women whose worlds are far apart but whose lives come entwined in their struggle to survive. This production is directed by Kate Budgen and presented by A Small Things Theatre.

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Emma Paetz and Ruth Gemmel. (c) Jack Sain. 

No Place for a Woman will combine live theatre, music and dance to bring to life this world premiere production.

The cast for the production includes  Ruth Gemmell , Emma Paetz and Elliott Rennie on cello. Ruth Gemmell’s previous credits includes work at the RSC (Midsummer Mischief, Midwinter), National Theatre (CoramBoy) and the Royal Court Theatre (The Weir). Meanwhile, Emma Paetz is a recent graduate of Guildhall School of Music and Drama and she has appeared in You’re Human Like the Rest of Them at the Finborough Theatre.

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Ruth Gemmell and Emma Paetz. (c) Jack Sain. 

This world premiere production will include designs by Camilla Clarke, sound by Ella Wahlstrom and lighting design by Sarah Readman.

No Place for a Woman will play at Theatre503 until the 27th May. For more information and to book tickets visit:


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